Phenomenon of feature movie/anime “Wake Up, Girls!”

The NHK World pop culture/anime show Image-Nation discussed a popular anime series that recently came out titled Wake Up, Girls!  Originally, it was released as a movie and shortly became an anime series shortly afterwards.

“Wake Up, Girls!” was directed by Yukata Yamamoto.  It is a story about seven girls from Sendai, the largest city in the Tokohu region, that dreams of becoming pop idols.  One factor making the anime series unique is that it’s set in an actual Japanese city.  As a result, it provides the movie with greater authenticity and helps audiences connect with the story.

Some characters in the anime version share the hairstyles and facial moles.  In addition, personal names of the girls match their characters.  For example, Miyu Okamoto is narrated by Miyu Takagi and Minami Katatayama is narrated by Minami Tanaka.

The “Wake Up, Girls!” series has inspired a real-life girl group detined for stardom.  This gives fans a greater opportunity to attend their concerts and see them live in person just like their anime counterparts. Check out the link above and tell me what you think.

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About wmckenzie95

I am passionate about travel and learning about other cultures. On my free time, I love to listen to music and watch movies. Some countries that I really want to visit are Japan and France.
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